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6 Ways Tax Reform Could Affect Your Taxes This Year

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 (TCJA), commonly referred to as "tax reform," is now a couple of years old. But it...
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When Does It Make Sense to Hire a Tax Attorney?

You never know when you’ll face a complex tax situation that calls for outside help. When your tax issues are too complex to handle on your own, hiring a tax attorney makes sense. Not sure if you need a lawyer? Ask yourself these three questions to find out.
Tax Deductions Self Employed Business

5 Tax Deductions for Self-Employed Freelancers & Small Business Owners

Starting a new business is a serious challenge, with many things demanding a new business owner's attention. There are lots of expenses associated with...
Home Office Tax Deduction

IRS Home Office Tax Deduction – Rules & Calculator

If you're a small business owner, freelancer, or independent contractor who maintains an office at home, you may qualify for a tax break by...
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IRS Schedule C Tax Deductions & Expenses for Small Business Owners

Running a small business puts serious demands on your time, energy, creativity, and talent. Knowing where you are financially is a critical component. Whether...
Reselling Vs Donating Tax Deduction

Reselling vs. Donating Unwanted Items for a Tax Deduction – What’s...

Plenty of us have extra stuff lying around we'd love to get rid of. The question is, what's the best way to go about...
Tax Benefits Real Estate Investment Properties

Tax Benefits of Real Estate Investment Properties – IRS Rules Explained

Renting versus buying can be a difficult choice. Still, according to The Wall Street Journal, almost two-thirds of American households own homes. Many more own rental...
Unmarried Couple Taxes

6 Tips for Unmarried Cohabiting Couples to Reduce Their Taxes

According to a 2016 analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data, about 18 million adults in the United States are cohabitors living with an unmarried partner....
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Taxes on Retirement Accounts – IRA & 401(k) Distributions & Withdrawals

When your retirement accounts are growing, it's great to see the numbers climb. But when you retire and start withdrawing money from your IRA and...
Online Tax Preparation Software

What’s the Best Online Tax Preparation Software? TaxAct vs TurboTax vs...

In recent years, it's taken me much longer than I'd like to complete my tax return. That's because I've taken it upon myself to evaluate...
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Hobby Loss Rules: How to Preserve Your Side Business Tax Deductions...

Do you have a talent that provides value to others? If so, you may have considered turning that skill into a money-making venture. But...
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10 Ways a Side Gig or Business Can Impact Your Taxes

The gig economy is big and getting bigger. According to a 2018 Gallup poll, 36% of American workers currently participate in the gig economy....